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Local Gas Prices Slide Slightly

Gasoline prices have dropped slightly over the past week. AAA Michigan’s survey of place the average per-gallon price of regular unleaded at $2.59 in the Marquette metro area. That’s two cents lower than a week ago… nine cents lower than a month ago… 33 cents lower than a year ago… …

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Water Walk Concludes Successfully

A three-day journey to raise awareness about water quality that began in Copper Harbor ended in Baraga yesterday. The 90-mile People of the Heart Water Walk was coordinated by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, in accordance with Anishinaabe tradition. Participant Kathleen Chosa says that tradition assigns water protection to women…  …

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Big Brothers Needed in Copper Country

With the school year underway, U.P. Kids is putting the call out for Big Brothers. Mark Lambert says they usually have enough women volunteers to fill the need for Big Sisters, but men are in shorter supply, and there’s a waiting list of boys who need role models. Efforts are …

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Walmart Recalls Sausage

Walmart is recalling more than three tons of house-brand ready-to-eat pork and turkey sausage products. They may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. The recall includes frozen “Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties,” “Family Size Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties,” and “Great Value Fully Cooked Original …

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Pickford Teen Dies from Crash Injuries

A Pickford teenager has died from injuries sustained in a single vehicle crash on Saturday. Chippewa County Sheriff’s deputies say a car driven by 18-year-old Joshua Patrick Goodell drifted off the side of M-48 southeast of Pickford around 3:30 in the morning, and hit a culvert. The impact threw the …

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DNR Recruiting Conservation Officers

The application window is now open for the next Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officer academy. Conservation officers are certified police officers with authority to enforce all of Michigan’s laws. They focus on laws related to fish and wildlife, state parks, trails and forests, and outdoor recreation activities. They …

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Rock Man Dead in ATV Mishap

A Delta County man died Saturday after his ATV rolled over on his own property near Rock. 84-year-old Charles Edward Dedic was apparently riding alone on his side-by-side when he lost control. He was thrown face down into a water hole, and the ATV landed on top of him. Dedic’s …

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